After 10 years in the Marshfield school district, former School Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin is leaving Marshfield for New Hampshire. McGoodwin resigned in April, effective Thursday.
“I can not begin to describe how proud I am of what has happened in the past decade,” said McGoodwin in an interview with WATD days before he was set to leave as superintendent.
“I am proud of the friendships and relationships, with students, with parents, with faculty, with community members– so appreciative of the municipal departments and how they have stepped up so immediately to assist children even, though it’s not their responsibility.”
McGoodwin did admit that there were some residents who didn’t agree with his practices during his time in Marshfield.
“I have always wanted to think of that as their right not to agree,” said McGoodwin. ”I can sleep at night even though not everyone would agree at times, because I did believe what I was doing was the right thing.”
McGoodwin said Marshfield School district, under his watch, was not relying on just MCAS results to gauge student achievement. He said there are many others assessments that go on daily within the classroom that teachers use to measure student accomplishment.
McGoodwin, who will be replaced in Marshfield by Dr. Scott Borstel, said he hopes he will be remembered for his three “Rs”: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships.
McGoodwin, or Middy as his friends, family and colleagues call him, is headed to New Hampshire in July to serve as superintendent of SAU #6, which encompasses the towns of Claremont, Cornish, and Unity.